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    I want to do a masters course part time..it's normally 3 years but I am able to enter in year 2 due to already having pgce. Am I still eligible for the new postgraduate loan?
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    (Original post by Rosieatuni)
    I want to do a masters course part time..it's normally 3 years but I am able to enter in year 2 due to already having pgce. Am I still eligible for the new postgraduate loan?
    Possibly not - if you've been allowed yr 2 entry because your PGCE exempts you from some credits (and so you're looking for funding for something that isn't a full 150 credits masters degree) then the PGL isn't available - they've specifically excluded eligibility for courses where students are "topping" up another postgraduate qualification.
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    Hi Rosieatuni

    To be eligible for the postgraduate loan your course must fall under the following:

    • a full-time course lasting 1 or 2 years; or
    • a part-time course lasting 2 academic years which has a 1 year Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
    • a part-time course lasting 3 or 4 academic years which has a 2 year FTE; or
    • a part-time course lasting up to 3 years* which has no FTE course.

    Thanks
 
 
 
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